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Town of Brookline
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Brookline Town Hall
333 Washington Street
6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone:(617) 730-2190
Fax:(617) 264-6463

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00


Welcome to the Office of Town Counsel’s website.  Our office functions as the legal counsel for the Town of Brookline.  We provide legal support and representation for the Town, including its officials, boards, commissions, and employees in Town related matters.  The Town is a self-insured municipality.  The Office of  Town Counsel is responsible for representing the Town in a variety of matters, including: claims of civil rights violations, discrimination, breach of contract, education law, employment disciplinary appeals, personal injury and/or property damage cases and claims, zoning appeals and tax assessment appeals.  This office pursues actions against tax-delinquent properties, as well as filing Proof of Claims at the Bankruptcy Court.  The Office of Town Counsel is unable to provide legal assistance to private citizens.

Acting Town Counsel: Joslin Ham Murphy
Associate Town Counsel: John Buchheit
Associate Town Counsel: Patricia Correa
Senior Paralegal: Kerry Fleming
Paralegal: Tracey Michienzi
Sr. Office Clerk: Jane Tavolieri

See the following links for materials related to the January 4, 2013 memorandum from Associate Town Counsel Patty Correa regarding "Roles of Board of Selectmen, Human Resources Director and Department, Human Relations/Youth Resources Commission and Human Resources Board with regard to Town Employment Civil Rights Issues": https://sites.google.com/site/brooklineaffirmativeaction, https://sites.google.com/site/brooklinefairhousing/